Back in the summer window of 2012, Spurs were being heavily linked with a move for CSKA Moscow’s international midfielder Alan Dzagoev. The 22 year old had just turned in some positive performances at Euro 2012 in a side that ultimately disappointed with an early elimination.

Speculation was subsequently fuelled when his father and agent claimed that Spurs were interested in signing his son.

“I don’t know if he will stay at CSKA,” said Tariel Dzagoev at the time. “There are offers – from Spurs and other clubs.”

Dzagoev jr. has been at CSKA since 2007 and now has 27 caps for his country. He plays as an attacking midfielder and his goals to game ratio averages around one in four both domestically and at international level.

The Premier League and Russians rarely mix but Dzagoev is one of the better players to be linked with Spurs since the start of the year. Is there any truth in the rumour or have the media merely rehashed an old story?




  1. If there is one kind of player we don’t need right now, it’s an attacking midfielder – we’d be better off spending our money on a striker. I still want Damiao.


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